Monday, 7 April 2008

In search of inspiration 尋找靈感

Inspiration is an amazing thing. Some people inspire without knowing it. Some people get inspired without realizing it. It's something that sometimes takes no form or physical existence, and yet it's so powerful that can get someone going or keep someone moving.

靈感是一個奇妙的東西。
有的人帶給人靈感卻不知道,
有的人獲得靈感卻沒發現。
它有時是個沒有實體的存在,
沒有形狀的東西。
不過它卻可以給一個人動力,
讓一個人重新出發,
活過來。

Recently, I've become aware of this thing called "inspiration." It's taken two forms - one in the form of a person and another in the form of a creation.

最近我開始對靈感有意識。
最近的靈感來自一個人,
還有一個創作。



Almost every time I meet Mr Chu, he seems gives me the energy to keep going, the confidence of knowing what I am doing is right and the faith that one day, I WILL succeed. The last time I was totally burned out, I went to him for help. When I'm doing alright, he gives me worldly advice and new ideas. He is a source of inspiration.

每次和朱先生見面,
他似乎給我
一種讓我繼續奮鬥的能量,
一種讓我知道我的選擇是對的的力量,
還有一種讓我相信有一天
我一定會成功的信心。
上一次我身心累到盪到谷底的時候,
我找他求救。
而平常碰到他的時候,
他更是提供我許多的建議和想法。
朱先生是我的靈感來源之一。



Every time I look at one of Mama's prints, I get inspired to pick up my pencils and start practicing sketching and working on art again. I don't necessarily want to do the same thing she does, but looking at her creations makes me want to make my own.

還有,每次我看Mama的版畫,
我會有一種衝動,
想要再把我的鉛筆拿出來,
繼續練習素描,
繼續在美術上努力。
我不一定會想跟她做一樣的東西,
但是看著她的創作,
讓我也想要自己開始創作。

Person, creative product, perhaps the common denominator is the spirit behind them. Of course, inspiration is different for everyone, but right now I am in search of more sources of inspiration for myself. And I hope that one day, I will be a source of inspiration for others as well.

人,創作,
或許這兩個的共同點是背後的精神。
當然,每個人的靈感都是不同的,
不過我現在要開始尋找我更多的靈感,
希望有一天,我也可以成為
別人的靈感來源。

(pictures via Mr Chu's blog and Google images)

2 comments:

小夕 said...

michella,妳一次都寫這麼多篇阿﹖ 找時間再好好看你的新文章哦~

翁郁容 Michella Jade Weng ミシェラ・オング said...

Sometimes I don't have the time to write, but all those things stay in my head until I get a chance write them and clean them out, so I end up writing a lot all at once. :)